Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 18th, 1998
"Because these patients are often treated with antibiotics early in the course of the syndrome, the onset of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is frequently delayed after the first week of mechanical ventilation, and is then caused mainly by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other multiresistant microorganisms," Jean Chastre and colleagues wrote ("Nosocomial Pneumonia in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome," American Journal of Respiratory and...
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